HC Deb 13 July 1956 vol 556 c56W
Mr. Mort

asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance if he is aware that men employed as maintenance fitters and fitters mates at the Silica Brickworks, Landore, Swansea, are not covered by the Pneumoconiosis Benefit Scheme; that these men are subject to the same dust conditions as the process workers who are covered by the Scheme; that the position is also aggravated by the fact that men in similar grades in foundries are also covered; and if he will take steps to remedy this injustice.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

There is a misunderstanding here. The hon. Member will be glad to know that the men to whom he refers are in fact entitled to the benefits of the Industrial Injuries Scheme should they contract pneumoconiosis. The last part of the Question does not therefore arise.